Table 10.6
Year 2004 discharges from METHADONE DETOXIFICATION1
by frequency of use, according to reason for discharge: TEDS 2004
Number, percent distribution, and median and average lengths of stay
[Based on linked admission and discharge data reported by 17 States and jurisdictions that offered methadone detoxification and reported these data to TEDS.]
Frequency of use Total Reason for discharge, transfer, or discontinuance of treatment
Completed Transferred Completed or
transferred
Dropped
out
Terminated Other
Total discharges 17,976 4,041 2,368 6,409 9,482 156 1,929
Number
No use in the past month    118    39    30    69    39   5     5
1-3 times in the past month    108    42    23    65    35   1     7
1-2 times per week    135    62    15    77    42   - -    16
3-6 times per week  2,170   517   125   642 1,339   8   181
Daily 15,410 3,368 2,168 5,536 8,016 142 1,716
No. of discharges  17,941 4,028 2,361 6,389 9,471 156 1,925
Column percent
No use in the past month   0.7   1.0   1.3   1.1   0.4   3.2   0.3
1-3 times in the past month   0.6   1.0   1.0   1.0   0.4   0.6   0.4
1-2 times per week   0.8   1.5   0.6   1.2   0.4      - -   0.8
3-6 times per week  12.1  12.8   5.3  10.0  14.1   5.1   9.4
Daily  85.9  83.6  91.8  86.6  84.6  91.0  89.1
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
No use in the past month 100.0  33.1  25.4  58.5  33.1   4.2   4.2
1-3 times in the past month 100.0  38.9  21.3  60.2  32.4   0.9   6.5
1-2 times per week 100.0  45.9  11.1  57.0  31.1      - -  11.9
3-6 times per week 100.0  23.8   5.8  29.6  61.7   0.4   8.3
Daily 100.0  21.9  14.1  35.9  52.0   0.9  11.1
Total  100.0  22.5  13.2  35.6  52.8   0.9  10.7
Median length of stay (days)
No use in the past month  14  20  10  14  10   7
1-3 times in the past month  15   7  14  15 113  19
1-2 times per week  11   9  13  11   - -  16
3-6 times per week  16  20  12  13  41  17
Daily  16  20  15  13  73  18
Total   16  20  15    13  69  18
Average length of stay (days)
No use in the past month  72 104  60  64  28   9
1-3 times in the past month  54  21 127  50 113  21
1-2 times per week  31  15  58  31   - -  69
3-6 times per week  26  25  76  21  94  23
Daily  39  36  53  36 112  32
Total   37  35  55    34 109  32
1 Includes ambulatory detoxification (n = 15,960; 89 percent), free-standing residential detoxification (n = 1,797; 10 percent), and hospital detoxification (n = 219; 1 percent).
- - Quantity is zero.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). Data received through 2.1.2006.

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